Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online

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Edited by: Marc L. Greenberg (editor-in-chief), University of Kansas; Lenore A. Grenoble (general editor), University of Chicago; associate editors: Stephen M. Dickey, University of Kansas, Masako Ueda Fidler, Brown University, René Genis, University of Amsterdam, Marek Łaziński, University of Warsaw, Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb, Björn Wiemer, University of Mainz, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson, Stockholm University

The Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics offers a comprehensive overview of the languages of the Slavic language family and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the Slavic language family from its Indo-European origins to the present day, as well as consideration of interaction of Slavic with other languages.

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Author(s): Jankowiak, Mirosław
forthcomingMirosław Jankowiak
Date: 2020-05-22


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Author(s): Gorbov, Andrey
The term  Aktionsart is widely used in modern aspectology; however, there is no common understanding of its meaning. In basic terms, three different approaches to  Aktionsart can be identified in modern literature on aspect. The most widespread view equates  Aktionsart to lexical aspect, a classification of verbs into Vendlerian or quasi-Vendlerian categories that underlie aspectual properties of the verb (see “Verb classifications”). While this approach is predominantly used outside Slavic linguistics, Slavists usually apply the t…
Date: 2020-05-22

Alaskan Russian

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Author(s): Kibrik, Andrej Aleksandrovič | Bergelson, Mira
forthcomingAndrej Aleksandrovič KibrikMira Bergelson
Date: 2020-05-22

Albanian and Slavic in Contact

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Author(s): Ylli, Xhelal
Centuries-long geographical proximity between Albanian and Slavic speakers resulted in numerous language contact phenomena, which intensified with the medieval expanse of the Bulgarian and Serbian states in the Balkans and diminished with the Ottoman Empire’s advancement into and conquest of the Balkan Peninsula. In order to establish the relative chronology of Slavic influence on Albanian, linguists have chiefly focused on the phonetic changes that took place in both Albanian and Slavic during …
Date: 2020-05-22


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Author(s): Beilinson, Orel
forthcomingOrel Beilinson
Date: 2020-05-22


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Author(s): Bunčić, Daniel
forthcomingDaniel Bunčić
Date: 2020-05-22

Anaspectual Verbs

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Author(s): Kamphuis, Jaap
forthcomingJaap Kamphuis
Date: 2020-05-22


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See Differential Object Marking.
Date: 2020-05-22


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Author(s): Walkowiak, Justyna | Rutkiewicz-Hanczewska, Małgorzata
forthcomingJustyna WalkowiakMałgorzata Rutkiewicz-Hanczewska
Date: 2020-05-22


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Author(s): Say, Sergey
Antipassive constructions are derived intransitive constructions based on transitive verbs in which the patientive argument is demoted to an oblique position or left unexpressed. There are no dedicated antipassive markers in Slavic, but several subtypes of reflexive verbs meet the definition of antipassive. In particular, all Slavic languages have reflexive constructions in which the patientive participant remains unexpressed. The unexpressed participant is interpreted as unspecified in…
Date: 2020-05-22